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Move Over Economists: We Need a Council of Psychological Advisers

<i>Much of governing involves predicting behavior or getting people to change it. Lawyers and economists need some help with both.</i><p>Though President Obama won reelection decisively, he won't have much time to celebrate. Many of the nation's problems -- stimulating employment, reducing the deficit, …

Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists?

<i>Answer by Erik Madsen, economics PhD student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on Quora,</i><p>I’ve fielded variants of this question from non-economists many times. I always respond with the same question: <b>What does Bitcoin have to teach us about the economy?</b><p>From a practitioner’s point of view,</b> …

What's Twitter's real value? Don't ask an economist

A national economy is an unimaginably complex system. And yet we compress all its complexity into a single measure, and then focus obsessively on that. If you want a metaphor for this, think of King Kong spending most of his time staring at a pinhead, worrying about whether it is moving or not. …

J.P. Morgan economist says note wasn\’t inspired by Pope\’s capitalism critique

Calif. Health Exchange Encourages 'Gift Of Health'

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act encouraged people to promote health insurance at Thanksgiving family gatherings. The effort moves to a new holiday. California's insurance exchange is encouraging holiday shoppers to give "the gift of health" to young people.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Good …

Next up: ACA worst-case scenario?

Enrollment surge or no enrollment surge, the next Obamacare challenge is a big one: How will the White House make sure all those people with canceled policies get new coverage by Jan. 1?<p>At the rate the signups are going — even with the speedier, newly functioning Obamacare website — the …

Frozen nation: At least 11 dead as cold, ice and snow grip US

Arctic air, snow and freezing rain was expected across parts of the U.S. Saturday from California to the Northeast, as the winter storm that has killed 11 people continues to wreak havoc.<p>The Weather Channel forecast rain, freezing temperatures and snow in areas from the Golden State into the …

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Ryan, Murray a few billion apart

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to sources close to the negotiations.<p>But hurdles remain, as finding those …

Desmond Tutu on Nelson Mandela: 'Prison became a crucible'

The most fitting memorial to Nelson Mandela is to make a success of what he helped to establish, writes the archbishop and human rights activist<p>• All the latest reaction to Nelson Mandela's death<p>For 27 years, I knew Nelson Mandela by reputation only. I had seen him once, in the early 1950s, when he …

Bono: ‘The Man Who Couldn’t Cry’